A project to reintroduce the Otago skink to the Alexandra Basin


Two Otagos
The Central Otago Ecological Trust wants to establish Central Otago’s first community-led conservation project to:
  • Provide opportunities for Central Otago communities to be actively involved in conservation
  • Provide ecotourism opportunities for the wider general public
  • Educate people about the special values of dryland ecosystems
  • Reintroduce fauna that has been lost from the Alexandra basin (starting with Otago skinks)
  • Restore a representative dryland ecosystem



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